The Samsung Series 9 NP900X4D is the first laptop we have received with Microsoft's new operating system. It's the standard version, not the Pro one. We won't be reviewing Windows 8 here, but it stands out how pleasant the user experience is on this laptop. The Series 9 laptop does not feature a touchscreen, so this is primarily due to the smart touchpad. The large touchpad basically works the same as how you would interact with Windows 8 on a touchscreen. If you move your finger along the right side of the touchpad, the charms will appear on-screen, and other gestures also feel familiar to the Windows 8 touchscreens we've used.
Samsung sure filled up the Start Menu.
Samsung also added software, and the ones on the Windows 8 start screen really stand out. These include a cooking app with 10 Jamie Oliver recipes, Kindle from Amazon and Evernote. Samsung's own apps include the video player S Player, photo album S Gallery, webcam photo editing program S Camera and its WhatsApp alternative ChatOn. A number of desktop applications have been added as well, including a 60-day license for Norton Internet Security. As we mentioned in the introduction, the version for the UK market still comes with Windows 7.
The app with ten Jamie Oliver recipes.